Honors — Aug. 28

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Kern Kern Judy Kern was recognized as Clovis Pains Regional Medical Center Auxilian for the Month for August. She joined the auxiliary in 2010 and volunteers in the gift shop. — Submitted by Paula Johnston Weekley Pat Weekley was recognized as Clovis Pains Regional Medical Center Auxilian for the Month for September. She joined the […]

First person: Cooking camp

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Courtesy photo Clovis High School culinary teacher Judy Uerling works on the cost specifics of a mac and cheese recipe in the Golden Corral test kitchen. Clovis High School ProStart and culinary teacher Judy Uerling spent a week in July getting what she called the best professional development training she’s had in years. Uerling was […]

Club notes — April 3

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held the annual awards luncheon at the Days Inn March 22. President Fran Boney introduced guests Cindy Landerman and Lorraine Winegate from KCLV and Deborah Lewis certified victim advocate from the Hartley House. Hoyt Skabelund presented Vivian Lake a name-inscribed bowl in honor of being selected Auxilian of […]

CHS’s Judy Uerling named ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Judy Uerling is the 2010 ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School ProStart teacher Judy Uerling is the 2010 ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico by the National Restaurant Associaton’s Hospitality Industry Education Foundation. Each state can select […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Weddings

Myrick-Bergamo Amanda Myrick and Sam Bergamo both of Albuquerque were joined in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Pastor David Madara performed the small double ring ceremony with family and close friends. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Judy Myrick, both of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son […]

Memories of the Forrest School

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist By Judy Sours “Saturday, July 5, 2008, marked another Forrest, N.M. reunion,” said Judy Sours. “I have attended several, including the first one held in 1966. The school had recently closed and the buildings were empty, no longer to be used to educate children. “Small rural communities live through the […]

Volunteer opportunity: Foster grandparents

Foster grandparents are needed to help children in the public schools. Volunteers must complete a background check and have a physical examination, as well as some training. “It’s well worth the time if you enjoy helping children,” said Judy Casady, secretary for the program. Information: 763-6009

Spell-binding finish

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Christina Benitscheck, 11, of Clovis won the regional spelling bee Saturday morning at Clovis Community College. The winning word was chimichanga. She advances to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christina Benitscheck survived a pentathlon, a howitzer and even a sayonara — but […]

Pride can be a pitfall

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Here is the summer camp story again. I have had some requests for it. I think some readers must have had similar experiences with pride. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. The mountains, the solitary atmosphere of old cabins tucked away in the pines … the […]

Kassin was giving, caring

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer She was working for a loan company near Fort Benning, Ga. He was a soldier who came in to make regular payments. And then he started coming in to purchase money orders. And then just to buy stamps. Pretty soon, she suspected he was inventing reasons to see her. […]

Crownover, E.J.

E.J. Crownover, 93, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Care Center. He was born April 6, 1912, in Clyde, Texas, to Jim W. Crownover and Lena L. Hargrove. He attended school at Fort Sumner. He married Helen Wright on Oct. 12, 1940, in Santa Rosa. He was a veteran of […]

Texas trooper remembered for love of job, green thumb

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Myrick of Clovis said the hardest part about his son’s accidental death was not being able to say goodbye. Matthew Myrick’s four children did the best they could. They wrote letters to their father, a Texas state trooper who was killed while on duty Jan. 20 in a […]

Wiggins, Raymond

Raymond Franklin Wiggins, 65, of River Falls, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Clovis on Dec. 20, 1939, to Mattie Felly and Ocie Franklin Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wiggins of River Falls, Ala.; three daughters, Teresa Wiggins, Linda Robbins (and husband, John), all of […]

Sin of pride greatest detriment to any Christian

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Summer is upon us and church camp is part of the warm-months experience. I’ve had some requests to retell this story. There is something about church camp in the wilderness where impressions are made in solitary away from the city. Back in the early 1960s, I regularly attended church camp […]

Powers, Judy

Judy Powers Services: Have been held. Judy Nell Allen Powers, 64, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Feb. 15, 1940, in Clovis, to Vernon and Opal Allen. She married Burl Powers on Aug. 7, 1958, in Clovis. They moved to El Paso, Texas, in […]

Pankonie, Judy

Judy Pankonie Services: Have been held. Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from […]

Bennett, Nan L.

Nan Louise Bennett Service: Have been held. Nan Louise Bennett, 85, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Bennett was born March 29, 1918, in Muleshoe to James and Julia Clarke Smith. She married William R. Bennett Jr. in 1956 in Clovis. During WWII she ran the printing press […]

Public Record 11/28

Compiled from court records from Nov. 13 through Nov. 25 Marriage Licenses Koby Drake Reed, 24, and Elizabeth Kay Billings, 21, both of Lubbock Jeffrey Lynn Dickens, 40, and Debra Katherine Wright, 50, both of Clovis Antonio Adam Tenorio, 22, and M.J. Crystal Martinez, 21, both of Clovis Danny Orosco Sanchez Jr., 36, and Lorraine […]

Pride can damage many relationships

Judy Brandon Years ago, I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. We checked into our cabins, got our personal things organized and headed out during free time to take a look around. At our cabin meeting, our […]